Starting about 19:55 GMT Wednesday 16 July, all emails sent to any users on AOL.COM, CS.COM, or NETSCAPE.NET, from either of the two dreamhost-hosted domains which I help administer were bounced with the following message (I should emphasize that neither of these domains has ever been used to send unsolicited bulk mail. One has not been used to send any bulk mail, and the other has been used to send approximately weekly bulletins to an opt-in subscription list of around 2000 names):
554- (RTR:SC) The information presently available to AOL indicates
554- that this server has been repeatedly used to transmit unsolicited
554- bulk e-mail to AOL. Based on AOL’s e-mail policies at
554- http://postmaster.info.aol.com/standards.html, AOL cannot accept
554- further e-mail transactions from this server for an extended
554- period of time. Please have your ISP/ASP contact AOL to resolve
I’m reporting this here because I’m not the registered user of the affected accounts (he’s on vacation), so I can’t sign in to access the dreamhost support page, and the DH web page lists no support phone number or email address.
If anyone from DH needs details, all replies to this post will automatically be emailed to me.